Mickey’s Fun Wheel Machinist at the Disneyland Resort

In this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role,” you’ll meet Kat Powell, a Machinist at Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure park. Kat completed a four-year machinist training program through Fullerton College, funded by the Disneyland Resort, which allowed her to pursue an advanced certificate while working on one of her favorite attractions. Kat now works after hours with her fellow maintenance professionals, maintaining the iconic Ferris wheel at the center of Paradise Pier!

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This Day In History

1936 Elmer Elephant (a Silly Symphony) released
1941 A Gentleman's Gentleman (featuring Pluto) released
1953 Father's Day Off (featuring Goofy) released
1987 The first Disney Store opened, in Glendale, California
1999 Cherie, J'ai Retreci Le Public (Disneyland Paris' version of Honey, I Shrunk the audience) opened
2000 Disneyland officials allow park employees to wear facial hair for the first time, lifting a ban imposed by Walt himself.
2003 Piglet's Big Movie released